BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN
Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or firstname.lastname@example.org. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. All times ET.
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STROH — Indiana State Police say skeletal human remains recovered in April from a field in northeastern Indiana have been identified as those of a woman missing since 2012. Police announced Wednesday that DNA testing and an anthropological exam were conducted to help confirm the identity of the remains found in rural LaGrange County. Police say Tiffany A. Huffman was reported missing after last being seen in the nearby town of Stroh. SENT: 130 words.
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FORT WAYNE — It was a festival in Michigan that launched Jay Farlow into the hobby of kite flying. Farlow, of Fort Wayne, says he and his wife had planned a long weekend of hiking and other events, but instead stumbled onto the festival and spent two days on the beach watching kite fliers performing air ballet. That was in 2010 and eight years later he is still hooked on kite flying, often traveling to kite festivals and “fun flies.” Farlow is among a number of people who are picking up the hobby of kite flying — most remembering what it was like to fly kites as a kid. By Terri Richardson. The Journal Gazette. SENT: 500 words, photos requested.
AUBURN, Ala. — An Alabama cabinet plant owned by an Indiana company has abruptly closed, laying off 445 people. Masterbrand Cabinets announced the closure of its Auburn plant Tuesday, citing market conditions and a change in consumer tastes. The company, based in Jasper, Indiana, confirmed the closure and said it would assist the affected employees in their search to find new jobs. SENT: 400 words. Moved late Tuesday and available for use.
— POLICE SHOOTING-GARRETT: A man who authorities say shot and wounded a northeastern Indiana sheriff’s deputy in an exchange of gunfire during an April traffic stop is out of the hospital and jailed. State police say 41-year-old Joshua D. Mumma of Garrett has been booked on charges including two counts of attempted murder, disarming a law enforcement officer and dealing in methamphetamine.
— INDIANA-OFFICER SHOT: A man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a central Indiana sheriff’s deputy wants his trial moved. Attorneys for 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt of Lebanon have filed for a change of venue from Boone County. Baumgardt is charged in the March 2 shooting of Jacob Pickett.
— EVANSVILLE ZOO-ANTEATER: Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo has added a male giant anteater. The zoo says the anteater named Mr. Pickles was born at South Bend’s Potawatomi Zoo in November 2016.
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